Zhao Liying is Well-Prepared to Film “The Legend of Shen Li”jessie tan
Since it was confirmed that Princess Agents <楚喬傳> costars Zhao Liying (趙麗穎) and Li Gengxin (林更新) will be reuniting for wuxia romance The Legend of Shen Li <與鳳行> in May, both actors have been busy preparing for their roles. From working out to strict diet routines, Liying and Gengxin are putting in great efforts to look their best, although the latter still drew criticisms for lack of preparation.
Adapted from a novel of the same name written by author Jiu Lu Fei Xiang (九鷺非香), The Legend of Shen opens with Devil Queen Shen Li (Zhao Liying) trying to escape from a political marriage on her birthday. During the pursuit, she is attacked and turns into her original form of a phoenix. Losing her consciousness, she falls into the mortal world and wakes up to God of Action, Xingzhi, mistaking her as a plump chicken and locks her up in a cage with plans to put her up for sale!
Uniquely Crafted Haute Couture Costumes
Earlier, Liying participated in a concept photoshoot in which she changed into four different sets of haute couture outfits designed from brands in Russia, Italy, and New York. While Liying wore various colorful outfits for the shoot, it is unknown if any would be worn for filming, as netizens spotted Liying in largely dark-colored costumes. Despite dressed in black, the actress still shone powerfully in the gold accents and crown.
Gengxin Criticized For Lack of Professionalism
Meanwhile, Gengxin is believed to be still working on his physique. The actor is already criticized for not managing himself well, as recent dinner photos exposed him looking swollen and overweight. Netizens immediately criticized, “Lin Gengxin better not drag Zhao Liying down!” and “He doesn’t look like an ancient god at all! More like a passerby!”